North Korea has annually made its citizens
collect and contribute steel scrap and waste under the slogan, “Let’s defend the steel war front.” However,..
In time for spring, North Korea is stepping
up its reforestation efforts and an increasing number of people are signing up
to contribute to the cause. The attraction of th..
With the March military draft season in
full motion, mobilization officials in North Korea are said to be receiving
bribes from conscripts in exchange for favorable postin..
A recent incident has acutely highlighted
the high-handed behavior, namely violence under the pretense of inspections, of officials with the Chosun People’s Army [KPA] Defen..
Ministry of People's Security [MPS] officials and train
attendants in North Korea are actively demanding bribes from illegal travelers,
as people find it increasingly di..
Amid relaxation of restrictions on market
activities, the North Korean authorities began lifting age restrictions for
vendors at the end of last year in some regions and, m..
Ministry of People’s
Security [MPS] officers in North Korea spotted using South Korean
products they have personally confiscated at the marketplace have recently come under..
March in North Korea means high school
graduations and mandatory military service, and more recently, singing a South Korean song titled "Letter from a Private," reflectin..
Bean collecting has become the latest
method employed by North Korea to raise foreign capital through exports, with
the state forcing people to express their “loyalty” by..
Provincial and municipal managers
overseeing the allotment of electricity have been supplying the donju [new
affluent middle class] in North Korea with power supplies in ex..